Our National Parks may be changing radically?very soon. One of the world’s largest supervolcanoes is beneath Yellowstone National Park. It’s “sleeping” right now, but if it “wakes up,” it could destroy parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and there is a lot of activity going on, deep beneath the surface. For some reason, the nearby Teton Mountain Range has gotten shorter. But the government is playing this down in order to avoid panic. In LiveScience.com, which is a NASA website, Sara Goudarzi quotes researcher Robert Smith as saying, “I don’t believe this is evidence for an impending volcanic eruption, but it would be prudent to keep monitoring the volcano.”
A manmade change in another popular park is the new Skywalk bridge across the Grand Canyon, which is being built by the Hualapai Indian tribe. It’s due to open on March 28. In the Independent, Andrew Gumbel describes the bridge as having been designed to “simulate a sensation of floating over the abyss.”
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